Wednesday's gossip: Isco, Austin, Anderson, Hernandez, Sanchez
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Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is planning a £10m bid for CSKA Moscow's Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev, 25, as he looks to add more quality to his squad in January. (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool are considering making a £4m bid for Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell, 19. The England Under-20 international, who was targeted by Arsenal in the summer, is on loan at Huddersfield. (Telegraph)
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal would be the ideal candidate to take over as technical director of the Netherlands national team, says current coach Danny Blind. (Algemeen Dagblad, via Independent)
United are preparing a £33m bid for Lazio and Brazil winger Felipe Anderson, 22. (Calciomercato - in Italian)
Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has been in Spain to hold talks over the potential transfer of midfielder Isco, 23, from Real Madrid. (Fichajes - in Spanish)
Tottenham are targeting 22-year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino in a swap deal that would see Spurs winger Andros Townsend, 24, join the Baggies. (Times - subscription required)
Berahino has been warned over persistent lateness by current manager Tony Pulis.(Daily Telegraph)
As well the Baggies, Townsend is also being targeted by Watford, Aston Villa and Newcastle, with Spurs valuing the England international at £14m.(Mirror)
Barcelona forward Sandro Ramirez, 20, has emerged as a target for Tottenham in January. (Sport - in Spanish)
Swansea City's French striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 30, could be a January target for Qatari club Lekhwiya.(South Wales Evening Post)
The Swans are ready to sell Gomis for £6.5m if they can secure a loan move for Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford, 22.(Daily Mail)
Bamford is seeking to stay in the Premier League despite confirming he wants to leave loan club Crystal Palace. (Times - subscription required)
Palace will attempt to sign either Chelsea striker Loic Remy, 28, or QPR's Charlie Austin, 26, in the January transfer window.(Sun)
Alan Pardew's side are considering making a bid for 24-year-old QPR defender Steven Caulker, who is currently on loan at Southampton.(Croydon Advertiser)
Sunderland striker Fabio Borini, 24, says he wants to score against former club Liverpool "more than anyone else" as the Black Cats prepare to host Jurgen Klopp's side on Wednesday.(Sunderland Echo)
The atmosphere at Chelsea has improved since Guus Hiddink was appointed interim manager, says 28-year-old midfielder John Obi Mikel.(Guardian)
Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 28, remains in Hiddink's plans for now.(Daily Mirror)
Chelsea have made another approach for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22.(Calciomercato)
Italian club AC Milan would like to sign the Blues' 31-year-old defender Branislav Ivanovic.(Gazzetta World)
Swansea City's players have given their backing to the prospect of caretaker manager Alan Curtis staying in charge until the end of the season.(Wales Online)
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will make a move for Bayern Munich's 6ft 5ins centre-back Jan Kirchhoff, 25. (Daily Mail)
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, wants his manager Arsene Wenger to sign former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 27, from Bayer Leverkusen.(Don Balon - in Spanish)
Best of social media
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero tweeted his thoughts after Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Leicester City.
Watford striker Odion Ighalo was in a reflective mood after scoring his 30th goal of 2015 on Monday.
Watford striker Troy Deeney alsotweeted his praise for team-mate Ighalo.
Players had to comfort a Tunisian referee after he was reduced to tears after abuse from the crowd. (Metro)
Old Trafford is officially the most boring place to watch football - Manchester United have seen the fewest league goals in English league football so far this season. (Sun)